On the morning of February 10, the Longhu District Government in Shantou signed the Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Beijing Mobike Technology Co., Ltd. The two sides planned to release 10,000 Mobikes within Longhu District. The first 2,000 Mobikes would be released, and more than 200 parking lots were initially planned. This marks that Shantou become the sixth city in Guangdong Province with Mobikes, which will provide a convenient, green and fashionable new option for the citizens in their "last mile" travel, offer an innovative intelligent solution for sustainable urban environment development, and boost the creation of a national civilized city. Mobike is the world's first intelligent public bicycle sharing project. A user does not have to apply for a card. Mobike is station-free. It does not need to be inflated, so a user is not worry about a flat tire. If a citizen uses his mobile phone to download APP, register an account number and pay a security deposit of RMB 299, then he can use his mobile phone to scan the QR code on a Mobike, unlock the Mobike and use it. RMB 1 will be charged for riding the Mobik for half an hour. Except for the residential areas, corridors and other areas, the user of a Mobike can stop the Mobike at a legal non-motor vehicle parking lot at either side of the road, lock the Mobike and leave it for the next user.
On February 16, blue Xiaomingdanche bikes appeared in the People's Square, Jinyuan Road and other urban areas, and became another new travel way following "Mobikes" for Shantou people. Xiaomingdanche is a new bicycle project integrating with personal bicycle rental and sharing. A person can obtain his own operating bicycle and put it in a reasonable area in the public place by himself so as to achieve a profit. By operating APP, a user can borrow and use a Xiaomingdanche bike. For the first time, a user must pay a security deposit of RMB 199 and then use his personal ID card for real-name authentication. The fee for using the bicycle each time will be started from RMB 0.1, which will be charged by the mileage.
Source:Shantou Daily, Feb 17, 2017